Monday, January 24, 2022

Environment

WATCH: Tornado ripping through Andalucia

THIS is the moment a tornado hit Andalucia - cutting power and damaging buildings. https://twitter.com/aimaigode/status/970387230836641793 Making its way through Huelva on Sunday, the phenomenon caused at least...

Europe’s new battle of Trafalgar

EU steps in to investigate ‘unsustainable macroproject’ that threatens precious virgin beach

Expats donate and distribute furniture to flood victims in Costa Blanca

A KIND-HEARTED British couple has launched an appeal for unwanted furniture to help flood victims in Costa Blanca hit by catastrophic flooding. Darren and Kelly...

RIVER TERROR: Police hunt for monster crocodile after multiple sightings in Spanish river

POLICE have launched a 'croc hunt' for a 1.5 metre-long crocodile spotted in a Spanish river. It comes after terrified locals in the city of...

Building starts in autumn for Costa del Sol mall the size of 30 football pitches

The mall will cover a plot of 200,000 square metres

SNOW: Tornado smashes Menorca leaving 38,000 residents without power, while two people missing in northern Spain

Over 50 trees and poles collapsed in Menorca, leaving most people without power, while two hikers are still missing in northern Spain

Twin earthquakes in Spain as Costa Blanca becomes country’s most affected region

TWO earthquakes of magnitude 2.6 and 2.4 hit the Costa Blanca South last night and early this morning, making it the region in Spain...

Survey names the cities in Spain under the biggest threat from major earthquake damage

MURCIA and Alicante are the most vulnerable cities in Spain to possible earthquake damage, according to an Alicante University survey. Researchers have examined the probability...

Alert at La Viñuela reservoir, the largest in Spain’s Malaga, with lowest levels in 13 years

THE water resources of the Axarquia region are at their limit with La Viñuela reservoir, the biggest in Malaga province, at just 18.79% of...

Whale killed by ingesting rubbish found off Spanish coast

MAN-made rubbish - including a drum - has caused the death of a whale found off a Spanish coast. The young sperm whale, discovered near...

Charges revealed for members of Triple A animal shelter

UPDATE: Charges include trafficking, cruelty and fraud

Tourists and locals to be banned from Nerja’s Chillar river walk

The river has been turned into a tourist hotspot over the last few years

Sun shines on Repsol: Spain’s oil giant opens first solar plant

OIL giant Repsol has opened its first first PV solar farm as it moves towards decarbonisation. Located in the town of Manzanares, in the province...

Geothermal deposit found in Almeria

Sacyr Industrial will build a geothermal plant in the region next August

The Plastic Greenhouse Effect

Bob Maddox asks if the environmental cost of producing cheap, year round vegetables for the northern European market is really worth it.

New sewer is just the start of ‘various projects’ promised by mayor in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa...

SAN FULGENCIO, in the Costa Blanca’s Vega Baja region, is due to have a modernised sewer installed that the mayor described as “very necessary”. But...

Door-to-door rubbish collection considered ‘pioneering’ in Spanish Costa Blanca town

PILAR de la Horadada council has chosen its own San Isidro neighbourhood to pilot a door-to-door rubbish collection scheme. Local Councillor for the Environment, Pedro...

Spain to ban plastic packaging for fruit and veg

THE sale of fruit and veg in plastic packaging is to be banned in Spain from 2023. A royal decree is in the process of...

Spanish goat semen is to be transported to South America

Malaga’s goat semen has become sought-after as Spain’s goats produce up to twice as much milk as those elsewhere

Two black flags awarded over pollution and building plans which ‘threaten’ the Costa Blanca environment in Spain

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners, Ecologists in Action, have awarded two black flags to the Costa Blanca region. Their annual black flag list features areas of pollution and...

TOXIC: Spain third-worst in Europe for ‘cancer-causing’ oil refineries – and Andalucia suffers most

SPAIN has been revealed to be one of Europe’s main contributors to the ‘toxic’ crude oil refining industry. According to a new study by GlobalData,...

VIDEO: Migrants run into the hills after landing on Costa del Sol beach in dinghy

Around 20 men rushed from the shores to behind four star hotels

Blue flag losses for Nerja

Flags removed from El Playazo and Maro beaches

New sanitary waste treatment plant underway in Spain’s Valencia area

WORK is now underway to build a sanitary refuse treatment plant in Buñol (Valencia Province). Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the Valencia region had a...

WATCH: Gota fria has left Mar Menor in environmental crisis after THREE TONNES of dead fish pulled from waters...

Thousands of fish and crustaceans have died after suffocating due to the change in the water's properties following last month's flooding

Spain battles huge wildfire sparked by pile of hot manure amid Europe’s record heatwave

The fires come as Spain battles a European wide heatwave that has seen temperatures exceed + 40C

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